FAQs

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Neighbourhood Support is a not-for-profit, community based crime prevention program, aiming to make our homes, streets, neighbourhoods and communities a safer and more caring place to live. We do this by fostering contact, understanding and friendless between neighbours and the community reducing the incidence and effects of criminal offending while building community resilience and strengthening community networks to improve the quality of life.

Neighbourhood Support is the hub of a network of local groups, partners and sponsors. Our common purpose is to create safe and caring neighbourhoods and communities, reducing the incidences and effects of criminal offending, building community resilience and strengthening community networks to improve the quality of life.

Statistics show that, generally, about 80% of burglaries occur at properties that are not members of active Neighbourhood Support groups.

By having a group of attentive neighbours along with the visible deterrents of street signs and window / letterbox stickers, a strong signal is sent to prospective burglars that there is a higher chance of being caught. In, addition being part of Neighbourhood Support you have access to many resources to help you make informed decisions around safety and security.

Fantastic, see our contacts page and find your nearest Neighbourhood Support and contact them to express your interest. They can then assist you to get a group up and running. 

Neighbourhood Support initially started life as Neighbourhood Watch - introduced by New Zealand Police in the late 70’s as a crime prevention initiative. In the 1990’s Neighbourhood Support became a stand-alone organisation working alongside NZ Police.

Yes you can definitely be a member of both. Neighbourhood Support and Neighbourly both have a common objective to create safer communities, they are different tools to reach that outcome.

Neighbourhood Support is an all-inclusive platform to create community connectedness in an easy and proactive way. NSNZ aims too create safe and caring neighbourhoods and communities, reducing the incidence and effects of criminal offending building community resilience and strengthening community networks to improve the quality of life.

Neighbourly is a privately-owned neighbourhood-based social media site.

The Police need to know if something is happening right now or anyone’s safety is at risk, if this is the case ring 111 immediately.

The Police need to know if something is happening right now or anyone’s safety is at risk, if this is the case ring 111 immediately.

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